“I’m not yet at the top”
Experienced Cameroonian forward Hervé Yannick N’Djeng has stated that there exist a great difference between friendly and competitive games, as he tries to play down on the opinion that he is the perfect striker for the intermediate lions.
30_year_old N’Djeng was on target on Tuesday morning, as Martin Ndtoungou Mpile’s lions defeated Colombe 2#0 in a friendly game.
Speaking to the press afterward, the former Esperance of Tunis forward said there is still much work to be done in order to be ready on the D_day.
“We are about to conclude a 10 days training camp, during which we played three friendly games, during which we recorded three wins, and no goal conceded. It is already a good sign to build our confidence, but we will continue to work”, N’Djeng told the press in Mbankomo.
“We know that it is not going to be an easy competition, because we are going to play against the best players from the local league’s from the other countries. So it will be a different intensity, but we have an advantage because we are at home. We will try to be ready for the challenge”, he added.
Yannick N’Djeng has already scored three goals for the intermediate lions in just two cameos. He came off the bench against Canon to score a brace and spend just 45 minutes on the pitch against Colombe. Asked if his goal scoring form signifies his readiness for the CHAN, N’Djeng replied;
“Physical I’m not yet ready. I’m not yet at the top. You know friendly matches and a competition proper are two different things. I’m working with the physical trainer so that I can reach the top of my physical shape. We are on a good footing and we have three more weeks and I think for the next training camp, everything will be fine”.
Yannick N’Djeng was a surprised called up for the current training camp by coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile. The former Canon of yaounde man made a surprise return to the country, and joined amateur side AS FUTURO.
With just 30 days to the African Nations championship scheduled to kick-off in Cameroon as from January 16, 2021, coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile and Co will have one more training camp, which will permit them to dot their I’s and cut their T’s.
The present training camp is expected to come to a close on Tuesday Evening or Wednesday morning, with Ndtoungou Mpile and his staff going back with a positive balance over 10 days. Three games played, three victories, seven goals scored and no goal conceded.